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Zero Plastic Shop for Leeds

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Hello! Thank you for taking the time to visit this campaign page, just by being here you're part of the change.

A bit about us

We're two families from Yorkshire (Aimee & Ian, hello!) who are trying to live more sustainable lifestyles. We've found that cutting down on plastics isn’t easy, it’s frustrating trying to go plastic-free when companies will only sell you heavily plastic-packed food.

We're committed to plastic-free shopping for Leeds

Zero waste, package-free shops are starting to open around the UK, it’s the newest old way to shop. A real alternative to the endless packaging of the supermarkets. Bring your own container, pick from a range of organic loose foods, and then weigh & pay. It's simple and affordable, the food you need when you need it.
Change is happening, but it's yet to come to Leeds. We're committed to opening a zero packaging shop in Leeds - but we need your help.


The sad truth

Bisphenol A (BPA) commonly used as a chemical in plastic bottles and packaging, it can cause heart disease and diabetes in humans - why would we want this near our food? Used plastic is killing our sea mammals, our birds and fish, and suffocating our Earth. In 2014 the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) found that 88 percent of the Earth’s ocean surface is polluted with plastic debris.
The most plastic-polluted river in the UK is here in Yorkshire (the River Tame). We've had enough - it's time for change. We want to invest in another type of shopping option in Leeds - a zero waste, zero packaging weigh & pay store.

What can you do?

Well, anything you can donate to us would make a real difference - all the money we raise will be invested in shop fittings, buying stock (from local farmers and suppliers wherever possible of course!) and getting us set up in a central Leeds location.

We don't just need money (Its great but it's not everything) - It's going to take an engaged community of environmentally conscious people to make a real change to how we shop in Yorkshire. If you have a minute please share our GoFundMe page or follow our journey on our social media pages.

If you want to help out in person, recommend suppliers, have ideas for stock, or just want to say hello - We post regular updates on our Facebook & Instagram feeds: Follow us here 

So please get in touch! We're excited to be part of this - so let’s get started

Thanks for reading, - Aimee & Ian
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Hello everyone - Great news! We have now opened as Leeds first Plastic-free, zero-waste shop! Thank you, everyone, for your support over the last few months.
You can find us at Unit BS1 in Kirkgate Market Leeds, open Monday to Saturday 9-5. More information is available on www.thejartree.co.uk

Don't forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for offers and updates! @thejartree

For everyone who donated, please stop by the shop with a confirmation email of your donation to receive your free gift and/or your % off voucher! We look forward to welcoming you :D
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Great news! After a lot of negotiation and planning, we're excited to announce that The JarTree will be opening in Leeds Kirkgate market within six weeks!

We're still fund-raising to help us with our first few months overheads, but we're so grateful to everyone who's helped us get this far - Thank you!
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Our Social media pages are live and updated regularly! Follow our journey on Facebook & Instagram. x

www.instagram.com/thejartree
www.facebook.com/thejartree
Being so social right now #leedsshopping
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